H.R.5450 - Beneficiary Access to Care Act of 2002107th Congress (2001-2002)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Shaw, E. Clay, Jr. [R-FL-22] (Introduced 09/24/2002)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||House - 10/08/2002 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5450 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)
Beneficiary Access to Care Act of 2002 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act with respect to the prospective payment system for hospital outpatient department (OPD) services and: (1) duration of the period for which transitional, pass-through payments are made for drugs and biologicals; (2) ambulatory payment classifications for drugs and biologicals after the period of transitional pass-through payments; and (3) elimination of the limit on reductions for transitional, pass-through payments for drugs and biologicals.
Introduced in House (09/24/2002)
Directs the Comptroller General to study and report to Congress on pharmacy services used to provide cancer drug therapies in hospital outpatient departments.